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Teaching film in Inuvik

on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 01:52

Luke is volunteering on Frontiers project in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Luke is a professional actor who has appeared in quite a few major films, and is now applying his experience in teaching video production and other subjects to Inuvik students. He is bringing that talent and passion to the students who have begun to make their own interesting films in class.

You can see some of his photos from the last few months in Inuvik.

Inuvik students making their own films


Christmas greetings from Frontiers Foundation Manitoba

on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 01:47

This year has, to put it mildly, been a challenging experience for us at Frontiers Manitoba. We have had some successes and lots of challenges. We hope that through this we will grow and develop policies and practices that will allow us to be more effective in meeting the needs of communities for housing and skill development.

Highlights of 2009:

Standing Tree to Standing House Curriculum:

In past years Frontiers Foundation offered in-house certificates for trainees in the Standing Tree to Standing House Program. This year Brian worked together with curriculum developers at Red River College to produce a 5 course certificate program. Trainees will now be registered students with Red River College and will get a College Certificate upon completion. We will be piloting the new curriculum with Garden Hill. Projects in Collins, ON and Kitcisakik, QB also want to run the course this year. Thanks to Rylan Reed at CMHC for the funding to develop this program.

‘ASTSIF’ planning meeting in Toronto

on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 01:44

ASTSIF meeting

The planning meeting of the Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategic Investment Fund (ASTSIF) took place in Toronto on Tuesday December 15, 2009. Frontiers Foundation Executive Director Marco Guzman welcomed participants, particularly Brigitte Lewis and Bradley Henry at Project Amik community room. The ED pointed out about the importance of this meeting in the history of our federally chartered charitable organization. Frontiers Foundation is the largest and oldest Aboriginal voluntary service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in disadvantaged communities across Canada and Overseas.

On December 9, 2009 Honorable Diane Finlay, Minister of Human Resources and Skill Development Canada (HRSDC) signed a contract with Frontiers Foundation to provide certifiable housing construction skill training to trainees on three Operation Beaver projects, one in each of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.

The Quebec project at Kitcisakik (an Algonquin community south

Madame Lisette Casimir visits Frontiers Foundation and CIDA

on Wed, 12/23/2009 - 01:20

Lisette at Frontiers: L to R: Charles Catto, Marilyn Gillis, Lisette Casimir and Patsy Cuffy at Project Amik community room.

On December 8 and 9 Lisette Casimir, our Haitian partner in a full range of development projects for over thirty years came to Ottawa and Toronto to expedite support for her splendid new school and HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and treatment facility in St. Michel de l’Attalaye. The school is now open, with 268 children in preschool up to grade 6, and the HIV/AIDS building half completed. Charles Catto introduced Lisette to Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) officials in Ottawa on the 8th, with both returning to Toronto for Lisette’s welcome at Head Office. Lisette brought the exciting news that the electrification of St. Michel by Frontiers Foundation back in 1981 will soon be powerfully restored and expanded by Electricté d’ Haiti.


L’inauguration d’une première maison issue d’un partenariat prometteur

on Wed, 12/09/2009 - 19:39

Le chef Edmond Brazeau et le Conseil des Anicinapek de Kitcisakik ont le plaisir de vous inviter à l’inauguration d’une première maison issue d’un partenariat prometteur et une conférence de presse pour une annonce importante destinée à la communauté de Kitcisakik. (English translation)

Conférence de presse de :

  • Edmond Brazeau, Okima, Chef de Kitcisakik
  • Pierre Corbeil, ministre responsable des Affaires Autochtones, ministre responsable des régions de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-du-Québec et député d’Abitibi-Est et
  • un représentant du ministre des Affaires indiennes et du Nord canadien

En présence de :

Les Architectes de l’urgence du Canada et La Fondation Frontières
Lundi le 14 décembre 2009 à 11h00
Pavillon des Premiers-Peuples de l’UQAT
675, 1ère avenue, Val-d’Or
Suivie de l’inauguration de la première maison à 13h30

Communauté de Kitcisakik, lac Dozois (jonction 38 de la route 117)

Nous serions honorés de votre présence pour souligner ces avancées porteuses d’avenir pour

Christmas Celebration

on Sun, 12/06/2009 - 22:46
Start: Dec 18 2009 - 5:00pm
End: Dec 18 2009 - 10:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

The Staff & the Board of Directors of Frontiers Foundation would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm & happy Season’s Greetings to all our donors and friends of Frontiers Foundation.

Please join us for our Christmas Celebration!

Party Schedule:

4 p.m. Hors d’oevres & Carols
5 p.m. Turkey Dinner
6 p.m. Santa Claus comes to Project Amik
7 p.m. Rockettes Christmas Movie (Compliments of Larry Leone)

Please feel free to bring a refreshment to share.